Milestone-Proposal talk:E-Assisted Bike
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Original Citation Title and Text -- Administrator4 (talk) 16:08, 29 July 2022 (UTC)[edit | reply | new]
First Electrically-Assisted Bike, 1993
The first 'electrically-assisted bike' was commercialized in 1993 by Yamaha Motor, for which pedaling was required, but the rider could derive battery-powered assistance to reduce necessary efforts. This type of vehicle varies in design detail, but assistance cuts out when the rider stops pedaling or when the speed exceeds specified thresholds. This vehicle is especially useful for people in hilly areas, since the motor provides assistance for going uphill.